My Country Life
I remember those days when everyone smoked on tv and all of the commercials. Glad they have gone by the way side. Some of the old black and white shows that I watch on tv have so much smoking I can't hardly stand it. Sad that so many people were taken in by the advertising! Thankfully I've only had one puff in my whole life and that was enough! cough cough!
YES, I REMEMBER. WHEN A CHILD, OBSERVED SO MANY PEOPLE SMOKING TOBACCO, SOME CHEWING TOBACCO AND SOME 'DIPPING'. DURING GRADE SCHOOL DAYS, FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADES, AFTER SCHOOL LET OUT, WALKING THRU THE DOWNTOWN BLOCK OF CHOUTEAU OKLAHOMA, A LITTLE FRIEND WALKED WITH A DOWNCAST LOOK. I ASKED HIM ABOUT THAT. BUD, THE LITTLE FRIEND SAID HE WAS WATCHING FOR HALF SMOKED CIGARETTES THROWN DOWN BY JOHN D. JOHN D. HAD GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND JOHN D'S DAD OWNED THE 'LAKE MERCANTILE' STORE. THE FAMILY OPERATED IT. IF BUD DID'NT FIND A HALF SMOKED ONE, HE PICKED UP ANYTHING. MY DAD WAS A HEAVY SMOKER, MOSTLY PIPES, AND HAD TOLD WE BOYS BEST NOT PICK UP THE SMOKING HABIT BECAUSE THE NASTY HABIT WAS HARD TO BREAK. DAD HAD TRIED TO QUIT SEVERAL TIMES AND GOT MEAN WITHOUT TOBACCO. HOWEVER, BUD CONVINCED ME TO TRY IT, EVEN GIVING ME A CHOICE ONE THAT JOHN D. HAD THROWN DOWN. I LIT IT UP BACK THERE IN THE ALLEY AND AFTER A FEW PUFFS GOT SICK AND THREW IT DOWN AND BUD RETREIVED IT FOR HIMSELF. I DECIDED DAD WAS RIGHT AND QUIT BEFORE GETTING A START. THAT WAS BACK IN THE EARLY 1930S. SO MUCH CONFUSION WITH TOBACCO REGARDING TAXES AND POLITICS AND LAWS REGARDING SMOKING. GOVERNMENT SPENDING BIG MONEY TO DISCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM STARTING THE SMOKING HABIT WHILE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ARE ALLOWED FOR THE FARMERS RAISING TOBACCO. USE THE COMPUTER KEYWORD TO RESEARCH TOBACCO SUBSIDIES. IS IT NOT PATHETIC TO SEE THOSE ADDICTED TO NICOTINE, SOME HAVING COUGHING FITS, OTHERS HOSTILE BECAUSE OF COMPLAINTS FROM THOSE SUFFERING FROM SECOND HAND SMOKE AND OTHERS THAT ARE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF CANCER IN THE LUNGS. THE HABIT AND ADDICTION IS SO VERY STRONG. STRONGER THAN THE WILL TO LIVE WITHOUT NICOTINE. I SAY, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES IN LIFE, SO WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOSE WHEN PRAYING TO GOD FOR HEALING ? CHECK LUKE CH.1, VS.37. sam
I worked for an insurance company after graduating high school. They hired a lot of young girls and they actually let cigarette companies hand out small boxes of samples. I remember a small group of girls who rode together acting silly and trying them out. Thank goodness none of us picked up the habit but we could have.Bet that company wouldn't do that now and I bet they aren't proud of it.
Yes I do remember...btwnot in my days but way before it was thought to smoke is cool and stylish!hugs,natalieLurkynat
So glad my DH stopped smoking! Enjoyed my visit to your blog!Juliewww.equusvilla.blogspot.comwww.ridingaside.blogspot.com
Thanks for the cig break-I enjoyed it.We both quit cold turkey 19 years ago.I was up to 4 packs a day...There's not a day goes by that I don't wish I could light up (my secret).Mom smoked Luckys and Dad Camels then they both switched to Pall Mall. She had heart trouble and quit but Dad didn't quit until just before he died.
oh pooh I hit the 9 not the 0It was 10 years ago....
I especially remember the first one!
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